On December 17, 2012, my mom, Bonnie Kim, passed away unexpectedly from multiple organ failure, septic shock caused by unknown reasons at the age of 72. Our family spent six days in ICU thinking that her condition wasn't too serious and believing that everything was going to be fine.

Working as a nurse her entire adult life, she provided financial stability for our family through tough times. Even though she always talked about how tiring and demanding her job was and how she was always in physical pain because of a bad back, she always managed to keep her sense of humor. She loved Jersey Shore and kept me updated to the happenings of Snooki and The Situation. She could rattle off the stats of all the Lakers, Dodgers, and Raiders. Knowing the quirks of loved ones makes the relationship special.

No one appreciated those quirks more than my dad, Chin Kim. It wasn't always easy. As a kid, I remember my parents arguing all the time. For the 20+ years of their 50 years together, though, they never argued. It was as if after some inflection point in their lives, they managed to transcend into the fairy-tale type of love. After they both retired, my parents spent every minute together.

Now that my mom has passed away, my dad visits her at the cemetery every day. He spends about four hours at the site watering and trimming the grass, polishing her grave marker, and camping out to look at old photos. It's kind of ironic that he used to buy her flowers only on special occasions when she was alive, but now he buys them every week. My dad was a man who never cried, but now he breaks down every day. He misses her dearly. We all miss her dearly.

I have created Onionflix as a channel to inspire people. I use the tagline “Everybody needs a good cry” in a somewhat light-hearted manner, but I truly believe that pushing the limits of your emotional boundaries will enhance experiences in everything from ambitions to relationships. I am dedicating this web site to my parents who have shown me that a deep, intimate connection may take time but can ultimately develop into something powerful and everlasting. The web site was launched on September 29, 2013, which would have been my mom’s 73rd birthday.

Life is fragile. Don’t waste a moment holding grudges or worrying about the little things. Don't screw up amazing relationships with impulsive temptations. Don't be lazy. Be honest. Be bold. Most importantly, find somebody to love unconditionally.

Bennett Kim
Founder, Onionflix